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BRCiS Programme Manager Job at Norwegian Refugee Council - Career Opportunity in Kenya
Norwegian Refugee 636 Days Ago
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Category: Management
Posted: 18-10-2018
Deadline of this Job: 31st October 2018
Duty Station: kenya
Job Status
Start Publishing: 18-10-2018
No of Jobs: 1
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 18-10-2088
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Job Description

Vacancy title:
BRCiS Programme Manager

Jobs at:
Norwegian Refugee Council

Deadline of this Job:
31st October 2018

Duty Station:
Nairobi, Kenya

Date Posted: 18th October 2018 , Base Salary: Nof Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC, Norwegian: Flyktninghjelpen) is a humanitarian, non-governmental organisation that protects the rights of people affected by displacement. This includes refugees and internally displaced persons who are forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict, human rights violations and acute violence, as well as climate change and natural disasters.

In 2013, five international NGOs with long experience in Somalia – Cooperazione e Sviluppo (CESVI), Concern Worldwide (CWW), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and Save the Children International (SCI) – formed a Consortium to address Somalia Communities’ long-term exposure to recurrent disasters and destitution. The Consortium now has 8 Members including Action Against Hunger, Candlelight and Kaalo. It manages a portfolio of 6 grants implemented in all Federal Member States of Somalia.

BRCiS is looking to recruit for a Programme Manager who will be based in Nairobi. The programme Manager will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of the integrated programmes in the BRCiS Consortium portfolio.
The Programme Manager represents the BRCiS at coordination forums, as delegated by the Chief of Party.

Job description
Generic responsibilities
Line management for DFID II project manager and DEVCO, World Bank coordinators
Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
Responsible for ensuring programme support to integrated programme, coordination and technical quality in BRCiS Consortium

Ensures that BRCiS programmes are implemented in a transparent and compliant manner
Provision of specific inputs relevant for BRCiS strategies
Supervises the compliance to donor standards, and grants management and regular reporting to donors for all BRCiS projects
Identify funding opportunities, develops funding strategy, and forecast

Responsible for grants management and budget allocations
Ensure compliance with contractual commitments and extracting and implementing key learnings from project implementation
Provide overall coordination for any new funding coming in for emergency responses


  •  Applicable degree in international relations, business, economics or related field.
  • 7 years’ experience in humanitarian/development aid in complex and/or insecure environments, preferably in East/Horn of Africa.
  • Excellent report and proposal writing skills in English language. Experience in interpreting data and writing reports to a rigorous technical standard.
  • Excellent English language communication skills – negotiation, networking, influencing, public speaking and facilitating workshops at different levels.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Ability to work closely with field based national staff and experience in various staff training and development approaches
  • Strong planning, monitoring and organizational skills with good knowledge of the use of logical and result-based monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
  • Ability to write high quality concept notes and technical sections for donor proposals
  • Knowledge of the context of Somalia
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts, multi-country disaster preparedness, response and recovery programming.
  • Experience with project development and Management
  • Experience with Consortium coordination
    In depth understanding and experience in working with resilience programmes
  • Experience in resource mobilisation and working with various donors and conversant with their technical frameworks and strategies
  • Experience in advocacy work
  • Safety and security awareness .

Education level

College / University, Bachelor’s degree

  •  Personal qualities
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Strategic thinking, result oriented and diplomatic
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Initiating action, culturally sensitive and coping with change
  • Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision
  • Able to present and represent an organisation
  • Flexible and creative, confident in taking initiatives and exploring new opportunities
  • Commitment to continuous learning and willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the disaster management field
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

We offer
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Travel: 40% travel to Somalia
Contract Duration: 24 months

Salary & Benefits: NRC offers a competitive compensation package
NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activity. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
The Norwegian Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer, with no discrimination in terms of sex, age, religion, ethnic origin or political affiliation.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Miscellaneous info
 Travel: Some travelling must be expected


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